eastridge baptist church

Children's Ministries

Children's Ministries serves a unique portion of the church, for it reaches the largest unsaved segment that attends church. The reality of the need for children to come to salvation in Christ Jesus drives this ministry to be an evangelistic outreach week after week. We pursue our outreach to children by exposing them at their earliest age of comprehension to the grand realities of God's existence, character, work, and their need for Jesus Christ as revealed in the Bible. Our model for children's ministry is Psalm 78:4, 6: "tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the LORD and his might, and the wonders that he has done....that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn..." Therefore, we teach the Bible in such a way as to communicate effectively to a child at any age without diluting the message and without boring the children so they hear and understand none of it.

The various ways we minister to children throughout the week include:

  • Children's Church for age 4 through 2nd grade during both Sunday worship services
  • Sunday School for children age 2 through 6th grade from 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Joyful Noise Kids' Choir for 6yrs old (by September 1st) and in 1st  grade through 8th grade meets during the first service
  • Sunday Nursery Care is available during both worship services and the Sunday School hour (10:00 - 11:00 AM) for infants through 3 years
  • Awana meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30 PM (September through early May) for children in kindergarten through 6th grade

If you are interested in knowing more about Children's Ministries or have any questions, please feel free to call the church at (253) 630-2327, or email Pastor Andrew at andrewc@eastridgebaptist.org.

Join our Choir

ministry event
  • What: Joyful Noise Children's Choir
  • When: Weekly on Sundays @ 8:30 AM
  • Where: Eastridge Baptist Church
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Our Joyful Noise Children's Choir is open to all children ages 6 yrs (by September 1) and in 1st grade and meets weekly in the large portable from 8:30am to 9:45am. The choir is led by Pam Emme.

Weekly Events


  • Time: 6:30 - 8:15 PM
  • Event: Awana Clubs
  • Location: Eastridge Baptist Church
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  • Eastridge offers Awana clubs for children in K through 6th grade. Each club night the children recite their memory verses in small groups, sing fun and faith-building songs, learn a lesson from the Bible, and play exciting games. We offer Sparks for children ages K through 2nd grade and a Truth & Training club for children in grades 3 through 6. For more information about our Awana program, please contact our Director, Randy Mayes at rmayesn@gmail.com or visit our Awana page on this site (under the ministries tab).


  • Time: During 8:30 AM and 11:15 AM services
  • Event: Children's Church
  • Location: Various locations at Eastridge, based on age and grade
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  • Eastridge offers Children's Church for children ages 4 through 2nd grade during both worship services. Children will be dismissed to their class before the preaching begins. They will meet their teacher in the lobby and walk to their classroom, where they will sing, have a Bible lesson directed at their age group, and have fun!
  • Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM
  • Event: Children's Sunday School
  • Location: Various locations at Eastridge, based on age and grade
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  • Sunday school is offered for children ages 2 through 6th grade in various locations throughout our buildings.
  • Time: 8:30 AM (During 1st Service)
  • Event: Joyful Noise Children's Choir/Drama Group
  • Location: Eastridge Baptist Church Large Portable
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  • Joyful Noise meets every Sunday during first service from early September to May. This group is open to children age 6yrs (by September 1st) and in 1st grade through those in 8th grade. They are led by Pam Emme. Present songs during church services throughout the year and one musical in spring.

Your Child's Profession of Faith

Recommended Reading

by Dennis Gunderson. Unique treatment of a rarely-addressed subject. How do we test our child's profession of faith?

Ministry Leader - Pastor Andrew Craig

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Pastor Andrew Craig joined the Eastridge staff in September of 2011. Andy served in children's ministries at Grace Community Church in CA before coming to Eastridge. Andy loves seeing children understand the Word of God and teaching Biblical truths to young minds.

Children's Ministry Volunteers

Are you interested in helping in an area of Children's Ministry?  If you feel the Lord calling you to help with our little ones and you are an Eastridge attender, please complete an Application for Children's Ministry form, sign it, and return it to Pastor Andrew. If you have any questions about Children's Ministry or about completing the form, please contact Pastor Andrew.

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